An expanding body of research has documented the short-term advantages of gentle touch and massage for healthy term infants and some growing and medically stable preterm infants. These sensations are among the earliest to develop during gestation, and ultimately provide stimulation, organization, communication, and emotional exchange. In response to the recognition that small, fragile preterm infants are reported to significantly react to tactile stimulation, several researchers have implemented a “gentle human touch” model of providing tactile interaction with infants. The occupational therapist can provide a suitable ward program for massage and stimulation. A specialized program with tactile modalities and movement is also incorporated in treating the baby.